AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


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2/3/09

He's Just Not That Into You: On Call Doormat Blues


SHE'S JUST NOT THAT ONTO YOU

While most movies about men and the challenges they deal with in life, have to do with really big stuff like beating up alien invaders or saving the planet, all that women usually get to face is fretting about those men just not paying some romantic attention to them. And He's Just Not That Into You is hardly an exception, continuing that dreary old school Hollywood habit when it comes to female urges, of putting on the back burner any notions of women making a difference in the world.

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In any case, why does the world have to be such a small space for women in movies, that rarely extends beyond their sex lives. He's Just Not That Into You: Woman as her own worst enemy, stuck in a self-incriminating rut of petty personal obsessions.

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